There are lots of shows, parties, and food events this week. Check it out, Bitches.
All Week: Go Veg
Follow in my animal-loving footsteps and celebrate DC Meat-Free Week! There are restaurant events all week long (details, here). Thursday, DC food trucks—Eat Wonky, Sweet Flow, Pie Truck, Fojol Brothers, PORC Mobile, and DC Slices—are offering dollar discounts on all their veggie fare.
We just love some Woolly Mammoth (the theater, not the animal … actually, I’m pretty sure the animal was cool, too). The Penn Quarter theater’s newest play, Oedipus el Rey, an adaptation of the original tragedy, opens tonight. Tickets, $30.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training hosts a night of Rock’N’Roll at Whitlows on Wilson. Live music, complimentary apps, and an info session on Team in Training, which can teach pretty much anyone how to run a marathon or half marathon. 6:30-9:30 p.m. 2854 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, V.A.
Wednesday: Dress for Success
The Business Center at Flashpoint and Deb Sivigny, a costume designer who also works for Stacy London’s Style for Hire, host a workshop, Dress for Success: The Art of Dressing for Auditions and Interviews. Learn how to dress for interviews and auditions, and how to pick clothing that complements your body type. 6-8 p.m, The Studio Theater, 1835 14th St. N.W., Washington D.C.
Yipee! The International Food and Wine Festival is finally here—I’ve been waiting for another excuse to overeat and drink excessively. The event starts Thursday and culminates in the Grand Tasting Event this weekend. Details and tickets, here. Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, D.C.
One of the best galas of the year, SOME (So Others Might Eat) Jr. Gala takes place this Friday. Drink and dance the night away with young professionals while supporting a meaningful cause. Tickets, $85 for a single, $170 for couples, cover unlimited drinks, hors d’ouevres and live tunes from the Blue Tips Rhythm Review. February 11, 8 p.m. to midnight at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
Get your skivvies out! This Saturday is the only time you’ll be able to run through the Capitol in your underwear, courtesy of Cupid’s Undie Run, which benefits the Children’s Tumor Foundation. The race itself is sold out, but you can watch us from the side of the race route, along Pennsylvania Avenue and in front of the Capitol. We’ll be running in it (look for our “Bitches” undies!).
Sunday: Kiss For Your Burger
Bring your Valentine to Z Burger on Sunday or Monday, kiss at the counter, get a free heart-shaped burger. Yes, you get to make out in public, then eat free beef. Z Burger, 4321 Wisconsin Ave . N.W. Sunday, open-close, Monday, open-4 p.m.